Best Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle

The people have spoken.

Everyone who lives in the Pacific Northwest has heard of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington’s oldest winery, and locals and out-of-towners flock to the elegant grounds and tasting room to sip estate-only wines. However, the winery also excels in making good wine approachable, and countless retailers around Seattle stock Chateau Ste. Michelle’s award-winning table wines for prices that won’t break the bank, from riesling to chardonnay to cabernet sauvignon. Chateau Ste. Michelle also hosts a series of outdoor summer concerts each year—fun events that bring generations of wine and music lovers together. 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, 488-1133

First runner-up: DeLille

Second runner-up: Airfield Winery

Honorable mention: Maryhill Winery, Charles Smith Wines Jet City

Read about the rest of the Best of Seattle Reader Poll winners here. If you didn’t get a chance to vote this go-round, make sure your voice is heard next year. Email us at and we will let you know when nominations open for BoS 2017.